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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about how to trust other people’s thinking.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • How do you know whether you can trust someone’s thinking or not? Antonia explains the rationale behind this question.
  • What are some metrics you can use to measure trustworthy thought?
    • Examining the quality of thoughts
    • When people don’t realize thoughts are contextual
  • Looking at thinking through a cause and effect versus a systems approach.
    • How the systems-thinking approach works over time
    • How this shows up for Antonia in her approach to business partnerships
  • What makes Antonia distrust someone’s thinking?
    • The idea that a “corrupt node” can follow a person around
  • Contextual trust: the distinction between trusting someone’s thinking versus holistically trusting them as an individual.
  • What are the areas where Antonia trusts Joel’s quality of thinking? Where doesn’t she trust his thinking and why?
  • What areas does Antonia trust her own thinking in, and what prevents her from always trusting her own thoughts?
  • Intellectual honesty and how this relates to ego work in the type community:
    • Examining the desire to call out people we believe are mistyped
    • How could we shift this towards a healthier, more growth focused direction?
    • Humility versus hubris – giving people the space they need to change their mind
  • A message to feelers listening to this conversation.
  • The effect of only “judging based on agreement” – using Black Jeopardy! as an illustration.

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  • Brock
    • Brock
    • July 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    This podcast brought up a memory from high school math class. One teacher I had did something that describes best how I appreciate and trust thoughts. Each math problem was worth 2 points. 1 point for showing your work and 1 point for getting the right answer. I absolutely loved this. He put equal value to the process and answer. He would even share some of the different ways students would arrive to the correct answer. Which really put more value to the process than the answer.

    I often evaluate information on the internet and from people this way, I will give one point for right answer, but if they don’t ever show the work/process, then the most trust they get from me is 50% which is not a passing grade. They are just a mouthpiece at that point.

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